Tagged: Legal

$1 Fee Ruling Pits Law Firm Against Judge

$1 Fee Ruling Pits Law Firm Against Judge

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The Sanford Law Firm PLLC of Little Rock has appealed an award of $1 in attorneys’ fees from U.S. District Judge Billy Roy Wilson, who wrote a blistering order about the firm’s billing practices in June. read more >

Arkansas Law Schools Prepare to Go Largely Digital

Arkansas Law Schools Prepare to Go Largely Digital

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Law professors at the UA School of Law and the UA Little Rock’s Bowen School of Law spent their summer vacations preparing for both in-person and online classes, a trend that could continue after the pandemic fades. read more >

Lennox Heir Mines $68M Foreclosure

Lennox Heir Mines $68M Foreclosure

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Everyone can agree that Steven Booth lent an Alabama mining research and development company $54 million that hasn’t been repaid. But past that, agreement breaks down. read more >

Bankers Decry $22.4M Award in Fax Case

Bankers Decry $22.4M Award in Fax Case

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A $22.4 million judgment against Wells Fargo Bank tied to a case over unwanted faxes wasn’t based in reality, according to bankers’ associations. read more >

Former Walmart Lawyer Says His Firing Was Punishment

Former Walmart Lawyer Says His Firing Was Punishment

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A former in-house attorney for Walmart Inc. said he knew in February 2017 that his career at the Bentonville retailer was coming to an end when he refused to make changes to a memo he had written years earlier about a bribery investigation in Mexico. read more >

Class Action Nets Lawyers $2.8M in Fees

Class Action Nets Lawyers $2.8M in Fees

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A group of plaintiffs’ attorneys, most of whom were involved in a controversial 2015 class-action suit, were recently awarded $2.8 million in fees for a class settlement against State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. read more >

Missing Texts Key to Winning $14.1M Award

Missing Texts Key to Winning $14.1M Award

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The deletion of nearly 46,000 text messages was key to a Lonoke County jury awarding $14.1 million in February to a group of farmers who did business with Turner Grain Inc. of Brinkley and its trading partner K.B.X. Inc. of Little Rock. read more >

All in the Family: 4 Sisters Accused of $11.5M Fraud

All in the Family: 4 Sisters Accused of $11.5M Fraud

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A federal grand jury in Arkansas has charged the sisters, who are all in their 70s, with cheating the U.S. Department of Agriculture out of millions of dollars intended for minority farmers who had suffered discrimination in USDA programs. read more >

Gas Used at Baxter Plant Draws Attention

Gas Used at Baxter Plant Draws Attention

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Gary Beck doesn’t know for certain if his multiple myeloma is linked to his neighbor, a Baxter International plant just blocks away in Mountain Home. read more >

Counties Fight AT&T, Dispute Phone Fees

Counties Fight AT&T, Dispute Phone Fees

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In 2017, Clark County challenged routine fees that appeared on its AT&T phone bills and received class-action certification for other counties in Arkansas that used AT&T. read more >